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Green It Up: Here's an Initiative to Avoid Situations Like Delhi Fog

"Climate change and terrorism are grave concerns before the world," Narendra Modi said in his addresses at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.The fact that every country is facing the impact of changes in the climate is not hidden from anyone, and rising levels of smog in Delhi is one such example.Another example of this is the floods that metropolitan cities like Chennai and Mumbai have experienced in the last two years.Also, did you know that earthquakes, tsunamis and cyclones are also a result of the disrupted shift in the weather? The consequences of these irregular climate changes are not only troublesome for Mother Earth but also hamper our daily lives. And if we wish to overcome it, we will have to take collective action. So, here's what we can do to save our land from these drastic effects of climate change.

Rising population, infrastructure, traffic and many other factors are the reasons

Earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical cyclones, and floods have become very common these days. Why? Because of the increasing demand for better infrastructure, which leads to cutting down of trees.

Rapid urbanisation

According to a satellite survey conducted by Indian Institute of Science, in the last 20 years, 44% of Bhopal’s tree cover has been cut down. It has gone down from 66% to 22% now. And experts believe that with rapid urbanisation, this may fall down to 11% by the end of this year.

A tree plantation project was initiated in 2017

Treelionaire is an initiative started by Global Shapers Dhaka Hub with an aim to plant a trillion trees across South Asia. The best part of this initiative is that it is a citizen-led plantation initiative which will be driven by respective hubs in their cities with a common goal of planting trees and inspiring others to do the same. 

This initiative was started by Global Shapers Bhopal Hub

The Global Shapers Community is a network of 378 city-based hubs and is spread across 155 countries, developed and led by 6,845 young leaders who are working to contribute to their communities.The Bhopal Hub of Global Shapers Community was started in 2015 which is a diverse group of 20 young people who are passionate about bringing a positive change.

Green It Up: I am for Climate Action 

Global Shapers Bhopal Hub has started Green It Up, a citizen-driven challenge aimed at fighting climate change. 

They planted 50 saplings at the launch event

The objective of this initiative is pretty straightforward: inspire people, communities, organisations, business and industry, civil society and governments to plant trees across the city. The campaign strongly encourages planting indigenous trees and trees that suit the local environment.

"We also aim to generate discussions on Climate Action by using Information, Education and Communication to engage the local community." - Global Shapers Bhopal Hub

Are you willing to support this initiative?

Global Shapers Bhopal Hub has taken a step to create a greener community by making everyone aware of the concept called climate change. And they are doing this just by planting trees. Since this is a kid-friendly initiative, I believe every citizen has a chance to do their bit. All we have to do is plant a tree. 

Now, especially for the people of Bhopal...

If you're a citizen of Bhopal, all you have to do is plant a tree, take a picture and register to add to the tree count. The registration link is Green It Up Challenge

Since climate change is an issue that affects all of us, it is our collective responsibility 

So we invite the citizens of Bhopal to join us for the Green It Up Challenge before it is too late. That's all, folks. I hope you liked the story.If you have an interesting story to share, do write to me at guneet@wittyfeed.com.